Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as:

- Aluminum Extrusions
- Aluminum Fencing
- Light Fixtures & Poles
- Metal & Aluminum Fixtures
- Metal Doors & Frames
- Window Frames
- Outdoor Seating
- Cast Iron Radiators
- Playground & Recreational
- Rails & Railings
- Stairs & Balconies

- Steel Decking
- Other Architectural Projects

- Automotive Parts & Frames
- Auto & Motorcycle Wheels
- Motorcycle Parts & Frames
- Marine Equipment
- Retail Business Implements
- Cabinet Hardware
- Bicycle Frame & Accessories
- Exercise Equipment


Sandblasting is a general term used to describe the act of propelling very fine bits of material at high-velocity to clean or etch a surface. A sandblaster shoots abrasive material at high, medium or light velocity to remove paint, dust, oil and dirt. It is used to prepare the surface for sealing or painting, and may also be used to refurbish the original appearance of surfaces.

  • Easier than using chemicals or a wire brush to clean

  • Can also be used to remove paint as well as rust build up

  • The added roughness gives new paint or sealant a better grip on the metal

Sand is the most commonly used material. Other materials that can be used are steel grit, copper slag, walnut shells, powdered abrasives, even bits of coconut shell. Here at PowderCoating USA, Inc. we use ONLY SAND for sandblasting. 

When painting, one doesn't want to trap dust, dirt, or bubbles in a previous layer of paint, or other imperfections under the new layer. By launching small bits of abrasive at the surface at a high, medium or light speed, all imperfections are knocked loose and can then be easily washed off, creating an incredibly smooth surface upon which to lay the new layer of paint. Sandblasting may also be used for such projects as cleaning the hulls of ships or large structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge.

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